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Poster: mac-d Date: Oct 30, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: texts Subject: Google printing problem

I have been able to print extracts from some texts in the Archive but not those digitized by Google. Is there a way around this?

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Poster: Kitten69 Date: Nov 1, 2009 6:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

If it's a Google scanned book. Click on Read Online and the pdf will open. Find the relevant page.

I'm using a Mac but so I'd press Control and click the mouse on the page. Dialog box asks me what I want to to - Download file to desktop. Right clicking on a PC would do the same thing.

You've now downloaded a single page as a jpeg.

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Poster: mac-d Date: Nov 2, 2009 3:44am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

My thanks to everyone who responded to my post.

I feel a complete fool; the solution was staring me in the face and I completely overlooked it. I will set out where I went wrong and what I should have done, in case there is anyone out there as daft as I am.

What I was doing was that, once I had identified the page I was interested in, I went to "File" and "Print". All this produced was the peripheral information and no text. The correct procedure in full is as follows. Go to "Read on line" and scroll to the relevant page. At the top of the window containing the text is a Print icon. Clicking on this will print the page. Simplicity itself!

I must apologize to all of you who troubled to tackle this non-problem and, indeed, to Google for implying that there was a difficulty with their system.

Mike

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Poster: garthus Date: Nov 2, 2009 7:02am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Mike,

Of course the real question is why the 'fools' at Google took a perfectly functioning site and obfuscated and bastardized it to the point where most people will just pay them a fee to do what should be obvious, 'download a public access document'. It aggravates me when technology is not used to optimize our lives, but instead, to manipulate them so some greedy XXXXXX,s can make money with no regard to the wasted time of other people.

Gerry
Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Nov 3, 2009 1:36am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Gerry, is always us unpaid people who have to fix, or find a way to get something working, which highly paid people, put into place.

My theory therefore is, if they paid a lot less money, to IT experts and management, things would go lots better, as they would no longer have to prove themselves, by seeing how complicated they can make the most basic thing.

After all, everybody knows what "Print" means, except the experts at Google, maybe they are just highly paid consultants, that dont know how to do anything, but just advise on how it should be done, but not how to do it.

There is a difference, that only consultants understand. thats why they make $20,000 per hour. And the workers, $20 per hour.

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Poster: garthus Date: Oct 31, 2009 3:48pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Mac_D,

If the items are full view you can click on the download icon and download the entire PDF. This is the crap we are seeing from Google, solution is to download pdfs to the archive and be done with it.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Oct 30, 2009 6:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Hi mac-d

What you ask, has been asked before, but nobody replied with a easy method like you are looking for.

I have posted this work-around method before in the forum, but its quicker to repeat than find it and post the link, besides, I have refined it since last time. It ONLY works page by page, and ONLY with a lot of mucking around.

Somebody replied with a comment, that it might be automated with a script file, but I never tried that, and to the best of my knowledge, nobody on the forums has either.

*The Recipe;*

Have the text in question open in your browser, then hit F11 to make your browser screen go full size, that is with the maximum text window showing. Use zoom in or out, until a whole page is showing of your text.

Then hit your "Print Screen" button, which is a left over from the pre GUI interface, when there was only DOS, back then it would sent the text on your screen immediately to your old line printer, nowadays it saves a screen image to your clipboard.

Open a photo editor, paste in your screen image, then use the crop options to trim away everything but the text you wanted. Copy that image back to your clipboard, then paste it as a image into your word processor.

Repeat as many times as needed.

For each page in your word-processor, click on each image, which brings up a sizing box, use that to make each image fit the page.

If the book was A4 size, then the word-processor needs to be set for A4.

When cropping each page in the photo editor remember to also remove the margins, considering that when pasting the image into the word-processor, the blank page there has pre-set margins, which the image can not overlap.

I would suggest setting up a template in the photo editor, a blank canvas, of your printer's printing area (less margins), that canvas is like a window which you can move around over the image, until you get the best placement.

You got it made if your printer can print right to the edge of the paper, and is not limited by fixed margins.

NB, The versions of Windows that I have encountered, don't tell you about the expanded MS Clipboard Viewer (sometimes its Clip-book)and there is no short cut in the Start Menu to it.

It might be hidden by Mr Gates, to increase sales of MS Office Word, because it works great with the most basic of Word Processors, even Note-Pad and Word-Pad.

With it, you can Save As, and Open your clips to a folder, it works with just about any application and format, I prefer it better than the one in MS Office.

On every PC I have had, I have had to search for it, as its got a different name each Windows, once found, I create a short cut, in my Quick Launch area, and set up hot-keys for it too.

I use it often when reading PMM and PSM on Google Books, for when I want to save an item. (Never the full magazine.)

On my Windows XP, its called clipbrd.exe

*For Next Time Somebody Asks;*

In a few days time, after reviewing comments on the above advice, I will turn the above into a text item, for the Archive possibly incorporating other peoples ideas.

Peter

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Poster: mac-d Date: Oct 31, 2009 10:09am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

Thanks Peter.
It looks a bit complicated but I will keep it by me, unless someone can come up with a simpler solution.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Oct 31, 2009 5:48pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Google printing problem

I was assuming you knew of Gerry's answer, and I noted you just wanted extracts.

my work around is a last resort, used if you are personally close to your use by date.

And I will incorporate Gerry's reply into my text upload to the IA

Peter